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Homemade Hash Browns
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Cheddar-Crusted Homemade Hash Browns

This is not your typical shredded hash browns recipe, these Cheddar-Crusted Homemade Hash Browns are shatteringly crispy and bursting with the intoxicating flavor burnt cheddar cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 258kcal


  • 1 medium shredded Russet potato (approximately 1 ½ cups)
  • ⅓ - ½ cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (depending on potato size)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil


  • Shred potato with the largest holes of a box grater and quickly rinse under cold water in a fine mesh strainer to remove excess starch. Water should run clear after passing through potatoes. 
  • Working in batches a handful at a time squeeze out all excess water from potatoes and place in a medium-sized bowl. You can also use cheesecloth to squeeze out moisture.
  • Add cheese, salt and pepper to bowl with potatoes and mix to combine.
  • Heat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and oil and heat till shimmering.
  • Add hash brown mixture and spread evenly in the pan, firmly pressing flat so it holds together.
  • Once the bottom shows signs of deep browning, flip hash browns in the pan. Continue cooking until this side browns as well.
  • Remove from pan and serve immediately.


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Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.9mg